BRISTOL, Conn. (WPRI) — The Smithfield Little League Team is heading to the Little League World Series.
The Rhode Island champions beat New York in the Metro Region finals 7-1 in Bristol, Connecticut.
It was a rematch of the first game of the regional tournament where they lost 10-1.
Connor Curtis only allowed one run while striking out 14 during 5 2/3 innings. He also had two of the team’s eight hits.
Brady McShane had the hot bat of the night driving in four runs.
Smithfield will now face Nevada, the Mountain Region champions, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.